Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Palea EO Irakliou Agiou Nikolaou, Gournes, Greece

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  • Approximately 20 minutes from Heraklion Airport

About Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort

Reminiscent of the sprawling palaces of the fabled Minoan kings who once ruled Crete, this exclusive resort offers an unforgettable experience and the highest standards of Mediterranean luxury. It has been developed using the Cretan elements of water, fire and earth. The dining is an experience in itself, with a choice of 6 restaurants as well as additional special dining options that reflect the resorts opulence and style.

The resort has an Olympic-sized seawater pool as well as 58 private pools. The pools, exotic lagoons and the sea help create a landscape of endless blue. There are many room types which accommodate all group sizes. Rooms, suites and villas are spacious and the use of soft colours and cool fabrics create a relaxed mood. Some room types have private pools. The resort also has a number of private villas too. This can provide the ultimate place for relaxation in an idyllic setting with 5 star service. If you fancy a faster pace, a great selection of activities and watersports are also available.

The kids club is there to make sure your little ones have a fabulous holiday, so everyone is happy. Once you have stayed in this hotel, you will most certainly want to return.

More About Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort

Featuring 58 private swimming pools as well as an Olympic-sized seawater pool, a children’s pool and a heated indoor fresh-water pool, guests will have no difficulty finding and the perfect place to have a refreshing dip.

Amirandes’ public pools feature stylish changing cabins and showers, as well as sun loungers with mattresses and of course the attentive yet discreet service of the friendly staff.

The villas infinity pools provide sublime privacy for guests, and feature temperature control, smooth current for exercise and also sunken pool beds.

A private section of beach is available for Amirandes’ guests, with reserved sun beds and gazebos and service from attentive beach staff.

Amirandes has a sport for everyone with its vast variety of different activities and watersports for every member of the family. The resort has three tennis courts, a nearby mountain bike centre offering bike rental, a gym and a choice of activities including mini-football, basketball, beach volleyball and yoga.

Near to the hotel is a PADI Diving Centre which offers lessons, equipment hire and excursions.  Certified divers can enjoy wreck, wall, reef, drift, cave and night dives. Other watersports available include sailing, pedal boats, kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing and jet skiing.

When you’re ready to totally relax, head to Amirandes Elixir Alchemy Spa which boasts an indoor pool and sauna, seven massage rooms, relaxation lounges and offers a fantastic range of pampering treatments, massages and rituals.

Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Suites

Overview

The accommodation at Amirandes is simply stunning and well-appointed with meticulous attention to detail. Amenities include LCD TV, CD/DVD player, air con/heating, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, Wi-Fi with more features and facilities available dependent on room, suite or villa type.

Guestrooms

There are four guestroom types to choose from: Superior Rooms, Superior Family Rooms, Luxury Guestrooms and Junior Family Guestrooms with a private pool. Garden and sea view rooms are available and selected rooms have a semi-private garden or balcony.

Comfort Suites

Amirandes Family Suites on the ground floor have a garden view with individual pool, whereas Family Suites on the second or third floor have a balcony with sea or garden view. Both of these family room options have a sliding door that can separate the main sleeping areas.

Bungalows

Premium Bungalows are set in the garden area. Luxury bungalows are on gardens on the first row of the coast and have a large outdoor area.

Speciality Suites

There are 5 types of suites which are much larger in size than Comfort Suites and are located on the seafront. Some have private pools and some have one and two bedrooms sleeping up to 5. Please contact us with your requirements and we'll be delighted to recommend a suite to suit your needs.

Unique Villas

There are 6 villa types which sleep from 4 and up to 6 people. All have large outdoor space and private pools and are sea facing. Please contact us for further details.

Ulitimate Accommodation

The resort has a selection of ultra luxurious, very spacious, sea facing villas which offer large outdoor areas, a large private pool and plush interiors. They provide the ultimate in top-class accommodation and will make your stay at Amirandes one you will never forget.

Restaurants

Amirandes Restaurant: Amirandes’ main restaurant displays an illusion that it ‘floats’ on the water, and has views across the stunning lagoon and sea.  Open for both breakfast and dinner, this Mediterranean restaurant serves International cuisine buffets and includes both healthy and vegetarian options.

Lago Di Candia: Elegantly furnished, this fine dining restaurant boasts a magnificent waterfront setting and has floor to ceiling windows to maximise the views. Serving an international à la carte Mediterranean dinner menu.

Minotaur: Serves stylish authentic Italian food for dinner. An unique restaurant that has an impressive collection of Picasso ceramics.

Petrino: Located next to the Amirandes restaurant, Petrino also benefits from captivating sea views for guests to gaze at whilst enjoying  fresh Greek seafood.

Blue Monkey: An enchanting Asian restaurant serving oriental dishes with a modern twist.

By the Pool: Thisall-day Brasserie serves a good selection of International dishes.

Labyrinth Lagoon Bar: A lounge bar which enjoys the impression of floating on surrounding water while guests relax in the sunken seats and sip on a ‘sundowner’ in the evening or have a light bite at lunch.

Xasteria: Cretan cuisine made from the finest regional ingredients selected by Amirandes’ own village friends as well as Xasteria’s chef. Also featuring a selection of organic food from the Agreco Farm.

 

Kids at Amirandes

GRECOKIDS (3-6 years)
Located at Amirandes’ Grecoland, GrecoKids can spend all day enjoying arts & crafts, water activities, team games, theme events including mythology, environmental ‘blue’ and ‘green’ days, including beach treasure hunts to cooking & gardening fun. The Tasty Corner provides food and drink throughout the day.

Additionally for GrecoKids, there’s a family-friendly beach, children’s pool, family accommodation and kids menus in à la carte restaurants.

 

GRECOJUNIORS (7-12 years)
Again located in Grecoland, Juniors can enjoy activities from morning to night, such as organised sports, team games, water activities, creative crafts, all whilst learning about the planet they live in.

There’s plenty to do with tennis, biking, discos, volleyball, football and the Amirandes Golf Academy too.

 

GRECOTEENS (13+ years)
Teens don’t have to feel left out of the fun when staying at the Amirandes. Grecoland provides activities from morning to night including beach volleyball, basketball, football, tournaments, hip hop dancing, Greek dancing, safe internet surfing, parties and cinema.

Please contact us for details of days/times the clubs operate and associated costs.

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